On a cold day in December, Sara White went shopping for her Christmas presents to give her family. At seven-thirty in the morning, Sara’s alarm went off. She turned it off and began to wipe the sleep out of her eyes. She crawled out of the bed and got into the shower. She put on a grey sweater, with a pink scarf, and jeans. She sprayed some perfume and made her way out the door.
She hopped into her white Mercedes, turned the ignition, and made her way to the market place. She walked onto the paved roads in the market place and noticed the Christmas lights turned on during the day. She thought to herself, “Those lights are beautiful; it really gets people in the Christmas spirit.” Sara also noticed all of the people running around, as if they had gone mad, trying to get gifts before they had all been picked over. She hurried off to Macy’s (a clothing store).
Before she entered the store, a bum was sitting outside with a guitar singing for money. He was very dirty, with a long grey beard, and long hair that had not been washed or brushed in a while.
He was wearing a brown jacket with stains all over it, and old dirty jeans. He asked in a raspy voice, “Do you have any spare change, Mam?” She looked at him with a scared look on her face and said, “No, go away, don’t talk to me. If I had any spare change, I would not give it to you. You would spend it on alcohol and drugs.” He looked at her with a confused look on his face and said, “Mam, I have two daughters; my wife left me and took everything.
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I don’t even have a family to spend Christmas with, unlike you. Obviously you don’t know the meaning of Christmas. If you were in my place, you wouldn’t survive a week. Maybe one day you will notice the true meaning.” Sara was so appalled. “How can that bum tell me I don’t know the true meaning of Christmas?” she thought. Sara shook off what the bum said and began shopping for her family.
She picked out her presents and made her way to the check out line. While she was standing at the check out, a little blonde headed girl with blue eyes was standing in front of her with her mother. Sara noticed that they were dressed in rags. The little girl began to pitch a fit because she wanted a baby doll. She begged, “Mommy, Please! Please, it is only six dollars!” Her mother looked at her with dismay and replied, “Laura, we don’t have that kind of money, you know that. Don’t make a scene in this nice store, or I will give you a whoopin’.” Sara could not believe her ears.
She began to think about Meredith, her daughter, who had tons of baby dolls at home she did not even play with, and that poor little girl just wanted one made of plastic. How can a family not afford a six dollar baby doll? She finished checking out and walked out of the store and made her way down the street, her arms filled with red, green, and silver wrapped presents. Sara noticed this old colored women walking towards her. She thought to herself, “Not another beggar.” The little old lady stopped her and asked, “Please, Missy, will you lace up my shoe?” She held up her foot. Startled and puzzled Sara asked her, “What do you want, Grandma?”See my shoe,” the old lady asked. “Do all right for out in the country, but wouldn’t look right in a big building.”Stand still then, Grandma,” Sara sternly asked as she sat her packages down and began to tie the old lady’s shoes.
The old lady said, “Can’t lace ’em with a cane. Thank you, Missy I doesn’t mind asking a nice lady to tie up my shoes, when I gets out on the street.” Then the little old lady walked on down the street. She started to think about what the bum, the little girl and the old lady said and it opened her eyes to a lot of things. Sara then started to let her eyes wonder around at the other families and noticed how lucky she actually was. She still had her family, she had money to buy her daughter’s gifts, and she didn’t have to have a stranger lace her shoes. Sara decided to go home and call it a day.
WALDEN II PAPER Elizabeth: Good, I am glad I found you here. It seems you are finally getting comfortable with our ways. Sara: Yes, well I have slept so good these past two nights that I woke up rather early this morning. I usually don't even eat breakfast at home, but everything is so good here. Elizabeth: That is very true. Breakfast is my favorite meal here, sometimes; I wake up extra early ...
She turned the corner and saw her Mercedes. Then, she began to hear the bum singing. She started to sing a long with the tune until it stopped and she heard a long, deep gasp. She thought nothing of it and got into her car, started the ignition, and began to reverse. Sara saw the bum faced down on the pavement with his guitar underneath him. She called 911 and jumped out of her car to help him until the ambulance arrived.
She flipped him over and noticed he wasn’t breathing. She tried to do CPR, but nothing worked. The ambulance arrived, finally and took him to the hospital. Sara began to prey that the old man would be okay.
She decided to go to the hospital and make sure. When she arrived at the hospital the nurse asked, ” Are you a relative?” Sara replied, “No, just a friend.” The nurse asked her to wait in the lobby and a doctor would be right out. Two hours had passed and a doctor finally came out and said, “Sara White?”Yes, Yes that’s me,” she replied. The doctor said, “Homer is okay and asked to see you.” She walked down the long hallway to Homer’s room and walked in.
There he was laying there with tubes down his nose, wires all over him and his eyes were closed. She didn’t want to disturb him, so she began to walk away. She heard a raspy voice say, “You said you were my friend.” She turned around and looked at him and saw a huge smile on his face. Then she asked him, “Would you like to spend the holidays with us?” He looked up at her with tears in his eyes and said, “it would be an honor, and by the way, mam. I think you realized the true meaning of Christmas, it isn’t about gifts it’s enjoying the holidays with the one’s you love.”.
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